With summer BBQs and the Queen’s Jubilee around the corner, get yourself upcycling and make your own bunting in five easy steps.
You will need:
- old clothing or duvet cover with a desirable print
- an old bit of cardboard out of your recycling box
- a few pins
- sewing machine (or if you cant borrow one of these from a mate, you can of course hand stitch it all or use webbing)
- string for the top of the bunting.
Using your cardboard, cut out a triangle to the size you want your bunting to be. Draw around the triangle on the reverse of your material. Next to the first triangle outline, draw round the triangle again. Repeat until you have as many triangles as you’d like and cut around your outline, leaving 1/2cm of spare material around each edge.
Fold each triangle along the long edge so that you have a triangle on the front and back. It is useful at this point to pin them so that they don’t move when you come to stitch them.
Sew down the LONG side of the triangle and turn it the right way out, so that your seam is inside the triangle. Don’t worry about the top and the excess there.
Using your ribbon, place the triangles in the position you want them and fold the ribbon over the top seam. Again, it will be easier if you pin these together.
Sew all the triangles to your bunting ribbon and voila! At this point you might want to iron the bunting if you want to need to get rid of any creases. Hang in your room/garden/lounge and get planning that street party!